Economic indicators, job reports show improvement

02/20/2004 | NYTimes.com · MarketWatch · Wall Street Journal, The

Following increases of 0.3% and 0.2% in November and December, respectively, the Conference Board has announced the index of leading economic indicators jumped 0.5% in January. Separately, the Labor Department said new claims for unemployment benefits declined during the week of Feb. 14 to a three-week low of 344,000.

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